What are "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles?
USE THE CAARP Test to Evaluate Resources:
Currency: Consider the timeliness of the information. When was it published? Is it current or dated for the topic?
Authority: Who is the author/creator/publisher of the information? Are the author/organization's credentials provided? What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic?
Accuracy: What is the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the informational content? Is the information supported by evidence?
Relevance: How does the source meet your needs? Does the information relate to your topic or answer your questions? Who is the intended audience?
Purpose: What is the purpose of the information? To inform? To teach? Sell? Entertain? Persuade? Do the authors make their intentions or purpose clear? Is the information biased?
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